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Work and Occupations

Work and Occupations

An International Sociological Journal

eISSN: 15528464 | ISSN: 07308884 | Current volume: 51 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Get a broad perspective on the dynamics of the workplace and examine international approaches to work-related issues in this respected journal. Work and Occupations offers distinguished scholarship with an interdisciplinary perspective.

Work and Occupations publishes original contributions in a wide range of work areas, addressing such topics as:

  • emotion, work, and labor
  • gender and race relations
  • globalization and work
  • immigrant and migrant workers
  • internal labor markets
  • labor force trends
  • labor-management relations
  • labor movement revitalization
  • networks in careers and workplaces
  • occupational safety and health
  • organizational careers
  • organizational culture
  • socialization processes
  • transitions between work, home, unemployment, and school
  • violence in the workplace
  • work and family
  • work attitudes and behaviors
  • worker cultures
  • workplace diversity
  • work group dynamics
  • working in later life
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

For over 30 years, Work and Occupations has published rigorous social science research on the human dynamics of the workplace, employment, and society from an international, interdisciplinary perspective. Work and Occupations provides a broad perspective on the workplace, examining international approaches to work-related issues as well as insights from scholars in a variety of fields, including anthropology, demography, education, government administration, history, industrial relations, labor economics, management, psychology, and sociology. In addition to regular features including research notes, review essays, and book reviews, each issue of Work and Occupations is an outlet for original contributions in a wide range of areas associated with work, addressing such topics as: emotion, work, and labor; employee involvement; gender and race relations; globalization and work; immigrant and migrant workers; internal labor markets; labor force trends; labor-management relations; labor markets and careers; labor movement revitalization; managing workplace diversity; networks in careers and workplaces; occupations and professions; occupational health and safety; organizational careers; organizational culture; socialization processes; transitions between work, home, unemployment, and school; violence in the workplace; work and family; work attitudes and behaviors; worker cultures; work group dynamics; worker productivity; working in later life; workplace conflict; and workplace organization.

Daniel B. Cornfield Vanderbilt University, USA
Book Review Editor
Matthew Tarizzo Vanderbilt University, USA
Deputy Editor
Meagan Rainock Vanderbilt University, USA
Associate Editors
Savannah C. Bastian Vanderbilt University, USA
Katherine Beekman Vanderbilt University, USA
Kaelee Belletto Vanderbilt University, USA
Chancey Herbolsheimer Vanderbilt University, USA
Adam K. Schoenbachler Vanderbilt University, USA
Zhe Zhang Vanderbilt University, USA
Editorial Board
Bruce Barry Vanderbilt University, USA
Michael Burawoy University of California, Berkeley, USA
Reginald A. Byron Southwestern University
Jorge Carrillo El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
Emilio J. Castilla Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jonathan S. Coley Oklahoma State University, USA
Timothy J. Dowd Emory University, USA
Cynthia Fuchs Epstein City University of New York, USA
Enrique Fernández-Macías Eurofound, Ireland
Alexandre Frenette Vanderbilt University, USA
Markus Gangl University of Frankfurt, Germany
Lena Hipp WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
Doo-Seung Hong Seoul National University, South Korea
Hande Inanc Mathematica, USA
Larry Isaac Vanderbilt University, USA
Sanford M. Jacoby University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Arne Kalleberg University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Tali Kristal University of Haifa
Anne-Kathrin Kronberg University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Quan D. Mai Rutgers University, USA
Ray Marshall University of Texas, Austin, USA
Joshua Murray Vanderbilt University, USA
Richard E. Ocejo CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College
Jennifer L. Nelson University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Barbara F. Reskin University of Washington, USA
Jeffery J. Sallaz University of Arizona, USA
Benjamin Shestakofsky University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rachel Skaggs Ohio State University, USA
Lijun Song Vanderbilt University, USA
Enrique de la Garza Toledo Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico
Margarita Torre Fernandez University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Steven Vallas Northeastern University, USA
Christine L. Williams University of Texas-Austin, USA
Alford A. Young Jr. University of Michigan, USA
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    Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (WO) publishes sociological and social scientific research on work, occupations, employment, and labor themes. Articles promote new theoretical insights in contemporary scholarly discourse and inform policymaking.

    Content: Submissions should critically engage relevant scholarly research, with, if appropriate for the topic, an emphasis on contemporary scholarly discourse. Prospective authors should consult recent issues of the journal for the level of academic rigor, critical engagement of contemporary scholarship, and format and style of published articles.

    Book Reviews: Each of our reviews is assigned by commission to a reviewer with expertise in the subject area, theoretical framework, and/or methodological approach of the book. Work and Occupations does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Unsolicited book reviews submitted by email or to the Sage Manuscript Central platform will not be considered for publication.

    Manuscript Format: Articles should be typewritten double-spaced with footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages and should be accompanied by an abstract of less than 100 words and 4-5 keywords, as well as a 50-word biographical paragraph describing each author’s current affiliation, research interests, and recent publications. Follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) for journal style.

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